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  1. #11
    Turn them inside out. My gloves and boots are a year old and no smell.

  2. #12
    A buddy of mine built a small box out of plywood and ran 4 pieces of PVC out of the top of the box for your boots/gloves to sit on. On the front side he attached a bathroom ceiling fan. It doesn't heat up and the airflow does an amazing job getting things dry. I put my Xcel 7mm boots and 5mm lobster claws on it overnight and they were completely dry by morning.

  3. #13
    I hang them overnight and them keep them next to my basement dehumidifer for a day or two.

    They still stink, but not as bad. Some of those wetsuit shampoos like 'Piss off' work pretty well too.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSurfer View Post
    http://www.harborfreight.com/four-po...yer-67326.html

    Works like a champ, and little or no stink whatsoever.
    I've been drying them this way for the past five years and they're as supple as ever. It's a very low-temp drying process, it takes about 2.5 hours to do the job thoroughly. Way better than the stink to be sure. Plus, if you don't want any heat, a simple switch right below the self-shut-off timer turns the heat on or off.


    Sweet!!! Ordered one yesterday!

  5. #15
    definately rinse them out well with warm water. Try not to pee in your suit. hang em upside down over a fan and air dry them. Mine never smell and they're pretty much ready for the next day.

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin View Post
    definately rinse them out well with warm water. Try not to pee in your suit. hang em upside down over a fan and air dry them. Mine never smell and they're pretty much ready for the next day.
    but peeing in the suit is the best part of surfing in the dead of winter.

  7. #17
    That was my drier. Just got a buddy at work to build one too; he found a bathroom exhaust fan at HD for $13

  8. #18
    good air circulation is the key. i put mine in front of a fan and they dry out pretty quickly. better safe than sorry with heat too. i use cold water and no soap to rinse and keep them away from heaters and the sun. also, i don't turn them inside out or wring them out. gotta baby the seams!

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyPedro View Post
    That was my drier. Just got a buddy at work to build one too; he found a bathroom exhaust fan at HD for $13
    There you are, Pedro! I'm going to build one soon, too. Couple of questions to refresh my memory:

    What are the dimensions of the actual box? How long are the pieces of PVC? How deep are the PVC pieces set into the box? How did you secure the PVC -- put a small dowel or something through them?

  10. #20
    I just recently built my own boot dryer. Very simple. Made a box out of spare 1/2 inch plywood. About 6 inches X 24 inches by 16 inches. I then bought a cheap bathroom exhaust fan from the Home Depot ($13) and installed it in the box. Drilled four holes in the top of the box put 2 small sections of PVC in 2 of the holes for my gloves and 2 thicker PVC pipes (still not very thick) for my boots. Ran the cord out of a whole I drilled. Caulked the whole thing air tight.

    The thing dries my stuff in about four hours or less. Never gets hot because it is simply an exhaust fan. The whole project probably cost me about $25.